Saint Bonaventure University Admission For 2020-2021

By | January 22, 2020

Here at St. Bonaventure University, we have a rolling admissions policy. We therefore review applications throughout the year. Freshman admission decisions include the following considerations: high school average, SAT (Math & Evidence Based Reading & Writing) or ACT score, your high school transcript, class rank, strength of course schedule and an evaluation provided by the school’s guidance counselor.  Other considerations include your personal essay and additional recommendations. 

While academic expectations are high for incoming students, there is not a formula to determine your admissibility to St. Bonaventure University. The admission committee reviews each applicant’s qualifications individually, considering a variety of characteristics that indicate academic preparation and potential for success. We aim to get a “whole picture” view of a student and choose to enroll students who we believe can thrive at St. Bonaventure. Those who have already achieved academic success in their high school career and those who have demonstrated significant promise but have yet to show the world their full potential. 

Fall 2017 Class Profile

Average High School GPA: 90%
50% Mid-Range GPA: 85% – 94%  
Average SAT Score: 1135
50% Mid-Range SAT: 1030 – 1230
Average ACT Score: 25
50% Mid-Range ACT: 21 – 28 


If you are a high school senior or a high school graduate who has not attempted any college-level coursework since graduating from high school, you should apply as a freshman.   We have a rolling admission policy, which means that we review college applications throughout the year. Once your application file is complete, you’ll be notified in approximately two to three weeks of the admission decision. 
 If you qualify for a St. Bonaventure scholarship or grant, you will be notified within two weeks of receiving your letter of acceptance. In order to be considered for financial aid based on need, you must first complete the application for admission, then complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Visit Financial Aid for more information.

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It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all required documents are sent to: 

Office of Admissions St. Bonaventure University

P.O. Box D St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778 


Phone: (716) 375-2400 or (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4005

All freshman students must:

  1. Complete all sections that apply to you.
  2. Arrange to have your SAT or ACT score reports sent to St. Bonaventure, if they do not appear on your transcripts.
  3. If you wish, you may print out the Optional Teacher Evaluation and give it to a teacher to write on your behalf.

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